Book Rev - 4:- Beliefs are the pathway that Christ
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Most people do not care to differentiate between "Belief" and "Faith" and, therefore, such messages as "Have Faith in God" when people do not know what to believe in or act according to Gospel, make no sense.
Belief called "DIN" in Urdu is the forerunner or shadow of Faith called "EEMAN". Thus, you act according to your beliefs and your deeds generate faith, the end product, in what you believe in. And if you happened to follow others without having your own beliefs, then you are a blind believer and have a blind faith as well. On the other hands those who act in accordance with the Gospel are said to be the enlightened believers and their faith is not blind. In short, the people who understand the Gospel, which is eating the Flesh of Jesus or understanding the words that came out of the Mouth of Jesus and put them into practice, they believe in God and they have a "Faith in God". Thus, those people who have a deep faith in God or Drink the refreshing Blood of Christ in which you Preach Gospel as well, are given a greater ability to understand Gospel.
The significance of "Belief and Faith" is well stressed by the Christ Jesus in the Parable of Sower in which Jesus or His Apostles are the Sowers of "His Word", the "Seed", whilst the capability of understanding "His Word" and transforming It into Faith is depicted by the various types or depths of soils. This Parable also outlines the characteristics of the three members of trinity or the three types of people known as "hylic", the once-born natural people of flesh dominated by animal instincts or ego, "psychic", the clever twice-born people of â€œdoubting spiritâ€, who are opportunists in the manner of politicians, who have doubting minds with inclination towards seeking praises of public by hook or by crook and lastly "pneumatic", the wise people of "Holy spirit" who seek not their own praises but glorify our Father by having firm Faith in God. In Matt.13.33, these three types of people also form the three layers of flour into which the Woman, our Mother "Holy Spirit", hid the Leaven of "His Word" to form a huge single Loaf of Bread, the Body of Jesus, the Church of God.
Thus, we have in St.Luke 8.5: "A Sower (Jesus and His Apostles) went out to Sow (Preach) His Seed: and as He sowed (into the hearts of people), some fell by the wayside or footpath (This type of soil represents the "once-born" hylic people of the "flesh", who are incapable of understanding or grasping "His Word" because they are normally led by the natural animal "instincts" or ego. Such people normally respond to child psychology in which sugar-coated tablets of falsehoods are fed to please them and they will go by the "Tit-for-Tat" principles of Moses. Because they are simpletons lacking "spirit" or common sense to understand the Gospel, their deeds are governed by "blind faith" e.g. the widow's mite, stoning St.Stephen to death, etc. They act like stooges. The present flashy American televangelists, Anti-Christ Pope, Russian Bishops, etc play similar roles.); It was trodden down (Gospel being for the sensible people of spirit, the hylic people would interpret it by the very "letters" of Gospel which leads to misinterpretation. For example, the most pious spiritually solitary, Virgin, Samaritan woman of John 4 is proclaimed by the theologians of the "letters" as a prostitute and Matt.19, the Parable of so-called marriage and divorce is also very much misinterpreted. This is called the treading over the "Precious Pearls" of Gospel.); and the fowls of air (sensible people of spirit) devoured It (picked sense out of the utterances made by the hylics and they took the Gospel to their hearts to generate "faith").
And Some fell down upon rocky soil (these are the twice-born people of "doubting spirit" who have the ability to understand the Gospel but they lack confidence or faith in God and half-heartedly they put "His Word" into practice i.e. their faith in God is not firm or deep and it is rather as shallow as the rocky soil. Such persons cannot stand the testing times and, therefore, as soon as the plant of faith sprung up and faced the Prince of Darkness, it withered away (left the Way of God) because the person lacked guts, the moisture).
And Some fell among thorns, sensible people engaged in businesses; and the thorns sprang up with it, more devotion to businesses is given and choked It, less time for glorifying God (these are also the twice-born persons of "Holy spirit", who understand, believe in and put into practice "His Word" i.e. they have full faith in God but being involved in the secular world of Mammon, the worldly temptations, the "thorns", do not let them make a "headway". Thus, these are the "pneumatics",